Load up on B vitamins
Alcohol depletes B vitamins from your system, which can make you feel worse the next day, explains Boston-based nutritionist Dana Greene, RD. Taking a 50 milligram B complex vitamin before you start drinking and another one while you’re drinking may help lessen or even your hangover in the morning. “The key word here is may,” she adds. B vitamins make the list of supplements that doctors take every day.
Stick to clear spirits
Darker liquors contain higher amounts of toxic substances called congeners, which contribute to hangovers, Greene says. Consider vodka or gin cocktails instead of rum or whiskey to avoid the hangover in the first place. “Of course, the best way to prevent a hangover is not to overdo it,” she says. Check out these simple tips to cut back on drinking alcohol.